Hk's original crossfit gym

Founded in 2010, CrossFit Asphodel (pronounced AS-FO-DEL) was one of the pioneers of the sport of fitness in Asia and the first in Hong Kong and the Greater China region. We are proud of our legacy and serving as the spring-board to make this sport what it is in Hong Kong today.

Many of the gyms were founded by our members and continue to be our friends. Over the years, we have trained CrossFit Regional-level athletes, award-winning body builders, rugby players, boxers, MMA fighters, movement specialists, powerlifters, weightlifters, triathletes, special tactical units, firefighters, yogis, teachers, kids, golfers, executives, lawyers, bankers, apparel makers, and anyone who wanted to make a change in their life. We have shown people what fitness can do.

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August 2010

Ashley Booth and Alix James are working at Impakt in Hong Kong. Decide to head out on their own and start a CrossFit gym in Hong Kong. Gym business license obtained!


december 2010

CrossFit Asphodel opens it’s doors in Quarry Bay, becoming the first CrossFit gym in Hong Kong



Gym grows, classes added to schedule, and we survive our first year



Three coaches and members qualify for Asia Regionals (Ashley Booth, Milla Booth, and Tiffany Yancey).

Gym partners with Reebok and grows to over 100 members. Other gyms are taking notice ;) Tiffany Yancey, Jacky Kan, and Chung Chong Lam join as coaches.


Asphodel sends both individuals (Ashley Booth, CC Lam, Tiffany Yancey and member Laura) and their first team to regionals, starts classes on Fridays (making it open 7 days a week). Host first CF Gymnastics course in HK.

Introduction of #madebyasphodel.

Hosting of Hong Kong’s first functional fitness competition: The Battle of the Bay. Cris O’Brien represented Asphodel at the Sin City Throwdown in Singapore. A few of our members discovered the same passion for CrossFit we have and began opening the other Hong Kong affiliates - we are proud of our heritage and of the fact that we can trace Hong Kong’s CrossFit roots back to here.

Taylor Rank joins the Asphodel coaching team.


Asphodel proudly sends both individuals (Taylor Rank) and a team (Olivia, Kirsteen, Tiffany, Ash, Jacky, and Cris) to Asia regionals. Visits from some the CrossFit games athletes. Creation of “Asphodel Beyond the Whiteboard” Facebook group. Hosting of Battle of the Bay II.

Asphodel’s team (Taylor, Kirsteen, and Jacky) takes first place at the Downtown Throwdown.


Closing day: 7 mins of Burpees. Moving day! Moved to Chai Wan to the Fook ing Industrial Building. Time to bring on the noise And HIGH CEILINGS! Opening day (Every 2:30 for 15 mins Back squat x 3; AMRAP 9 mins 3 hang power cleans @70/47.5, 9 burpees, 12 pull-ups).

Launch of our inter-box competition series, with Asphodel teams cleaning house. Complete domination at the first ever Movember & MOVE CrossFit Community Charity Day. Cris O’Brien represented Asphodel during the Chang Mai throw down (taking 2nd) and Asia Champs.


John Ho crosses over from member to coach. Held our crown at Movember & MOVE CrossFit Community Charity Day. Exhibit at the first ever Arnold Classic Asia, having over 500 participants at our booth competition the in the challenges and our team (Mei Yee, Sophia, Chris, and Eric) taking 2nd in the Functional Fitness Competition.

Launch of the first CrossFit Kids program in Hong Kong. Began working with schools through the Keep Moving Project using CrossFit Kids principals and techniques. Launch of GymYo and StrongYo classes. Partnered with Hong Kong Disciplined Services Rugby Team for strength and conditioning training using CrossFit. John Ho represented Asphodel at the Asia Champs.

Ashley Booth becomes Hong Kong’s first CF-L3.


Victoria Campos joins the coaching team. Developed an expanded kids training program that focuses on training PE teachers and partnered with several Hong Kong public schools.

Announcement of new location - in Kennedy Town.

Head coach Ashley Booth and Victoria represented Asphodel during the China Championship, with Victoria taking 1st, and John Ho represented during the China Invitational and Asia Champs.


Opened our doors on 02 Jan 2018 in the largest CrossFit facility in Hong Kong, offering 5000 sq feet of usable floor space with 17ft ceilings and dedicated mobility area.

Taylor Rank moved back to Hong Kong and joined the coaching team as our Strength Specialist.

Launch of Anti-Gravity classes, being Hong Kong’s only CrossFit gym to also offer Anti-Gravity. Victoria Campos claimed her spot as 2nd fittest in Asia, earning her 3rd ticket to the Pacific Regional.

Hosted the first ever Impact HK CrossFit Community Charity Event.